Q: How much space do you leave between the nails or staples when you install hardwood flooring? What is the recommended space between nails in hardwood floor?
A: About 9 inches.
- Nails or staples for hardwood / Brazilian walnut?
I am about to lay a Brazilian walnut 3/4' floor and was wondering if flooring nails or staples are less likely to crack tongue when using air nailer. The flooring is extremely hard and I would like to avoid cracking.
- Minimum gap between boards
On a new installation of wood flooring what is the minimum gap between boards for raw and pre finished wood?
- Crawl space
We want to put insulated batts between the joist under our crawl space. We have a vapour barrier down and vents on all sides for ventilation. Will this effect our hardwood floors? We find the floors very cold in the winter, what would be your solution?
- Cleats over staples
Q: What is the main reason for using the correct number of staples while stapling down hardwood? I have a shrinkage issue and a splitting problem. I'm not sure if using the wrong number of staples is the cause. What would cause this to happen to my hardwood floors? A:…
- Removing staples after removing carpeting
My recently purchased home has oak flooring underneath the carpeting in my living room. I was able to remove the carpeting, padding, and tack board easily enough. They also put down linoleum glued to plywood in the entry way of the living room. This also came up easily enough (with…
- Size of cleats or staples for 5/16 hardwood
Q: I got this 2-In-1 Flooring Nailer/Stapler (link here: http://www.harborfreight.com/2-in-1-flooring-air-nailer-stapler-97586.html) It worked fine with 3/4 thick Bellawood Brazilian cherry hardwood. Now I am using 5/16 thick Bellawood Brazilian cherry and the tongues are getting damaged. I was using 2 inch staples. What is the size of cleats or staples recommended…